Contrabands and Freedmens Cemetery

The Contrabands and Freemans Cemetery: a Historic Burial Ground for Freedmen and Fugitive Slaves in Alexandria, Va

Situated at 1001 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, The Contrabands and Freemans Cemetery was founded in 1864 as a resting place for liberated individuals and escaped slaves who sought […]

Christ Church Cemetery

The Author of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act

James Murray Mason (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871), laid to rest in Alexandria’s Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, was a complex figure in American history. As the son of […]

Old Presbyterian Meeting House The Presbyterian Cemetery

The Presbyterian Cemetery: a Historic Burial Ground Dating Back to 1809 in Alexandria, Virginia

The creation of the Presbyterian Cemetery was a reaction to the devastating yellow fever epidemic that hit Alexandria in 1803, resulting in the death of hundreds of its inhabitants and […]

Alexandria National Cemetery

The First Union Regimental Monument south of the Mason-Dixon Line

Private Charles W. Needham is buried in Section A, Site 875, at the Alexandria National Cemetery. He suffered a fatal head injury during the Battle of Aldie, in a charge […]

The Presbyterian Cemetery

Gazaway Bugg Lamar: The Wealthy Banker, Cotton Merchant, and Steamship Pioneer Buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery

Gazaway Bugg Lamar (October 3, 1798 – October 5, 1874) was a prominent figure in the American business landscape of the 19th century, hailing from Georgia. His legacy is etched […]

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